Nuggets of Wisdom

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Demotivational Poster: Arrogance


Yesterday, May 21, 2011, was the alleged date (according to religious nutcase Harold Camping) of the Rapture, the moment when all born-again Christians would be swept up into heaven to meet their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. And, of course, like every other end of the world prophecy, it failed to occur.

One would think that self-proclaimed biblical scholars like Camping would refrain from making such predictions, not only because they never come true, but because the Bible says itself, in Mark 13:32, that the end times “knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.”

But even if Camping could know about the date of the rapture, his description of the end times does not match the Biblical account of Revelation. Camping claimed that, after the Rapture, the world would end in five months. According to the Bible, the Rapture is followed by the Seven-Year Tribulation when the Anti-Christ reigns over the world. Afterwards is the Second Coming of Christ, which starts the Battle of Armageddon that brings forth the end of the world.

Of course, if anything good came out of this, it’s that atheists managed to make a few quick bucks by providing pet care for Christians whose pets would be left behind after the Rapture.